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Selig Should Void The Trade

An article by posted on November 16, 2012 0 Comments
Selig Should Void The Trade

The biggest problem I’ve had with Commissioner Bud Selig is he was an owner, but even after divesting himself of the Milwaukee Brewers, he remained an owner at heart. He’s a former owner paid by the owners, so, where do his loyalties lie? It will never happen without government intervention, but the best way for […]

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No So Fast, Selig Places Marlins and Jays Trade Under Review

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
No So Fast, Selig Places Marlins and Jays Trade Under Review

Updated 11/15 1:00 PM According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, due to the outcry from Miami Marlins fans, Bud Selig is placing the blockbuster deal with the Blue Jays under review. Shocking, but good to see somebody will look into Loria’s shenanigans in South Beach. Updated 11/13 8:28 PM The Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays have completed a 10 player […]

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Braves Sign Catcher Gerald Laird To Reported 2-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Braves Sign Catcher Gerald Laird To Reported 2-Year Deal

The Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement with catcher Gerald Laird, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The deal is reportedly for two years according to Jon Heyman. Financial terms have yet to be disclosed. Laird, 33, hit .282/.337/.374 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 191 plate appearances with the Tigers last season. After […]

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Torii Hunter Agrees to Two Year, $26 Million Deal With Tigers

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Torii Hunter Agrees to Two Year, $26 Million Deal With Tigers

Free agent outfielder Torii Hunter agreed Wednesday to a two-year, $26-million contract with the defending American League champion Detroit Tigers. The deal is expected to be announced after he takes a physical examination Friday. Hunter, 37, batted a career-high .313 last season. He hit .350 after the All-Star break, leading the Angels’ spirited but futile bid for a playoff […]

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My Picks For Manager of the Year: Davey Johnson And Buck Showalter

An article by posted on November 13, 2012 0 Comments
My Picks For Manager of the Year: Davey Johnson And Buck Showalter

The Manager of the Year award will be announced this afternoon by the Baseball Writers Association of America. You don’t usually see managers of perennially good teams win the award because they are expected to win. The writers prefer rags-to-riches stories, but sometimes it is harder to win with a bullseye on your back. I […]

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Justin Upton Could Be On The Move, D’Backs Engaged In Active Discussions

An article by posted on November 7, 2012 0 Comments
Justin Upton Could Be On The Move, D’Backs Engaged In Active Discussions

Once again, the Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to trade right fielder Justin Upton reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Major-league sources, however, say the team is again engaged in active discussions about Upton, and one estimates the chances of him playing elsewhere next season are “80-20.” The Diamondbacks need a shortstop, and Upton possibly could bring them a […]

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Rounding The Bases: Melky To The Mets, Dickey Honored For His Awesomeness

An article by posted on November 6, 2012 0 Comments
Rounding The Bases: Melky To The Mets, Dickey Honored For His Awesomeness

Rounding The Bases is back… As we did before, we’ll highlight some of the must-read posts from the Mets beat writers, take a cruise around the Mets blogosphere, check in on our enemies, and have a little fun while we’re at it. MMO Instant Replay Connor O’Brien dished out his report cards for the Mets […]

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David Wright Named Wilson Defensive Player of the Year

An article by posted on November 5, 2012 0 Comments
David Wright Named Wilson Defensive Player of the Year

After being denied a Rawlings NL Gold Glove as the league’s top defensive third baseman in 2012, David Wright can take solace in being named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year for the Mets. Wright trumped Gold Glove winner Chase Headley in just about every advanced defensive metric at third base, but that didn’t stop the […]

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Rival Executives “Smell A Rat” In Philly

An article by posted on November 5, 2012 0 Comments
Rival Executives “Smell A Rat” In Philly

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports spoke with two rival executives who say “they smell a rat” in the Phillies’ pursuit of free-agent center fielder B.J. Upton. The executives believe that to gain some leverage in going after Upton this offseason, Ruben Amaro Jr. fired their hitting coach and replaced him with Steve Henderson, the Rays’ hitting coach from […]

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Mariners Re-Sign Perez To $1.5MM Deal

An article by posted on November 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mariners Re-Sign Perez To $1.5MM Deal

Updated Post 11/4 The Seattle Mariners announced that they have re-signed reliever Oliver Perez to a one-year contract for the 2013 season. “We are happy to have reached a mutual agreement with Oliver,” said GM Jack Zduriencik in a statement. ”He did a very nice job in helping solidify our bullpen after his call up last summer. As a veteran […]

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